|Profile of BROUK|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 15 April 2012|
BROUK was founded in 2nd January 2005. According to BROUK constitution, it has seven executive committee members and election to hold every two years. BROUK is under the process of registration. BROUK has about more than 50 members in UK. It is a member of Burma stake holder listed by Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK.
BROUK has following objectives in its constitution;
1. To promote or carry out various research activities, provide the students with stipends, learning materials and all out assistance for higher education.
2. To promote and publicize the genuine case and cause of the Rohingya people and to monitor the situation human rights of Rohingya and other peoples in Burma.
3. To support and express solidarity with the Rohingya national democratic movement(s), the struggles of all democratic and ethnic forces of Burma.
4. To share information, strengthen friendship and solidarity and understanding with the people of the United Kingdom. To provide advice to the community, to raise funds for the charity and to cooperate with other bodies.
Since BROUK was formed, it is advocating around United Kingdom and Europe to spread the message of the plight of Rohingya people and Human right violations in Burma. BROUK is also closely working with Rohingya organizations around the world, Burma Campaign UK, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Burmese Democratic groups, Burmese ethnic groups in UK and Euro Burma Office in Brussels.
Some of BROUK’s major activities are;
1) All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) democracy for Burma former Chairman John Bercow (Current House of Speaker) was invited BROUK to talk about forgotten Rohingya people of Burma in 17th July 2007.
2) BROUK took part an active role during saffron revolution in Burma with other Burmese democratic group in UK.
3) On 2nd November 2008, BROUK’s delegation met with several European parliament, Commission and Council officials during lobby trip to Brussels to highlight the plight of Rohingya people in Burma and outside Burma.
4) BROUK was invited to talk about the Plight of Rohingya people of Arakan at “School of Oriental and African Studies” University London on 27th of February 2009 hosted by SOAS.
5) BROUK explored the long time suffering Rohingya people of Arakan at the event of “An Evening with Rohingya people” organized by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) hosted by Burma Campaign UK on 27th of August 2009.
6) BROUK is taking part an active role on “Forum of Burma Europe” every year.
7) BROUK President Tun Khin was invited by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow hosted reception for Burma on 21st October 2009 where former UK’s prime minister’s wife Sarah Brown , Former UK’s Foreign Secretary David Miliband, and New British Ambassador to Burma Andrew Heyn and many MPs and Burmese Democratic movement groups are attended there.
8) BROUK President Tun Khin became the first Rohingya to brief the US congress on the religious persecution of ethnic minorities at the hands of the Burmese government on 12th of May 2010 in Washington.
9) BROUK President Maung Tun Khin met Congressman Joseph Pitts and Chris Smith to raise awareness the suffering Rohingya people of Arakan on 11th May 2010 in Washington.
10) BROUK had raised and discussed in the Open Society Institute (OSI) conference room on “Exposing Statelessness: Understanding the Plight of Burma's Rohingya” on 29th May 2009 at New York.
11) BROUK had the first meeting about the terrible plight of Burma's Rohingya minority at with the chief Secretariat Dr. Elsa Stamatopoulou of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on 27th May 2009 at New York.
12) BROUK have given testimony about untold suffering Rohingya people of Burma at the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission on 7th July 2010.
13) BROUK highlighted human rights violations against Rohingya people by Military Regime on UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 21st September 2010.
14) US Congress Called on Burmese Military Regime to recognize “full and equal citizen of Burma” which was followed by BROUK’s president Tun Khin meeting with Congressman Christopher.
15) BROUK was invited to have conversation with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on 11th December 2010.
16) BROUK was invited to Rohingya conference which was organized by Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 28th June 2011.
17) 2nd October 2011, BROUK become member of European Burma Network (EBN) who is strongly campaigning human rights and Democracy development in Burma.
18) 16th January 2012, BROUK received a letter from British Foreign Secretary William Hague on his visit to Burma and his concern on Rohingya issue.
19) BROUK was invited to meet US Special envoy Derek J Mitchell at US Embassy London on 3rd February 2012.
20) BROUK President Tun Khin met Norwegian Former Prime Minister Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik who is also Director of Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights.
21) BROUK President Tun Khin was invited to Speak in Documentary Film Festival “Human Rights Human Wrongs” in Oslo 9th February 2012.
22) BROUK delegation highlighted Rohingya situation under of Thein Sein Reform Government in European Parliament and European Commission on 20th February 2012.
23) BROUK was invited BBC World service TV interview New24 TV interview by-elections Burma on 3oth March and 1st April.